Round Lake Twin

Rollins Road & Route 83,
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

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This twin screen theater located at Rollins Road and Route 83, in the Round Lake Plaza, was a free standing theater that opened March 25, 1977. In the early-1990’s was home to second run movies and dollar shows. It’s small lobby and small theater size attracted few people from this rural community.

Contributed by Gary Howorka

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rivest266
rivest266 on November 16, 2016 at 4:24 am

This opened on March 25th, 1977 as Round Lake Commons. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

zebtheamerican
zebtheamerican on August 6, 2017 at 12:48 am

I lived in nearby Grayslake from 1975 to 1985, ages 9 to 18. When this theater opened my family and I frequently saw movies there as the next closest indoor theater was miles away in Waukegan (The Lakehurst Cinema). I remember pestering my Mother to take me to see “Jaws” there and then regretting it. I never swam in any body of water that wasn’t a swimming pool ever again. And even then I had trepidation. Few years later, my best friends older brother took us there to see “Alien”, and needless to say I spent the remainder of my childhood awake at night. WIDE AWAKE!

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